It is that place we don’t often think about, but just a half-people away. In our case Samaria uses the metric system, public transport, and the word “eh” a bunch. Toronto is just across the border with Buffalo, NY. It is a melting pot like you wouldn’t believe, people from around the world flock to Toronto for opportunity and life. 49% of the residents are 1st generation immigrants.
One of those who made the trip to live in Toronto is our very own North American Mission Board missionary family, the Strobel’s. David and Gina moved their two girls to our Samaria, into a suburb of Toronto called Mississauga to plant the Journey Church. Toronto is a NAMB SEND City.
Rick and Vicki Lawrence; Rick, the former pastor of Summit Baptist in High Springs, and Vicki, our Church and Community Ministries Coordinator at the Association, both visited Mississauga in 2016 and believe God is calling the churches in our Association to partner with the Strobel’s to reach the 730 thousand people in their town.
We are excited to announce that someone from our Samaria, namely David Strobel, is coming our direction to be with us at our Annual Missions Celebration this month. Please consider joining us on March 7th at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Alachua in the Family Life Center to meet David and hear about this exciting opportunity for your church.
There will be many opportunities for you to hear about other ministries in our Association, particularly in our Judea and Jerusalem. Finger foods will be served at 6:00 pm and the Celebration will start at 6:30 p.m. Tables will line the FLC and you can check out the many ministry opportunities in our area.
Join us on the 7th! It’s going to be a wonderful night of worship, missions, and fellowship.
See you there!!!